IMABS is an equation that can be used in Google Sheets to calculate the absolute value of a number. The equation is IMABS(number). To use the equation, enter the number you want to calculate the absolute value of into the equation, and press enter. The absolute value of the number will be calculated and displayed in the cell.
IMABS(x, y) calculates the absolute value of the difference between the values x and y.
An example of how to use IMABS in Google Sheets is to find the average of a list of numbers. First, enter the list of numbers in a column in Google Sheets. Next, use the function =IMABS(A2:A8) to find the absolute values of the numbers in the list. Finally, use the function =AVERAGE(B2:B8) to find the average of the absolute values of the numbers in the list.
There are a few occasions when you should not use IMABS in Google Sheets. One is when you are attempting to calculate the average of a series of numbers that contain negative values. In this case, you would use the AVERAGE function instead. Another time you should not use IMABS is when you are trying to calculate the standard deviation of a series of numbers. In this case, you would use the STDEV.P function.
There are a few similar formulae to IMABS in Google Sheets. ABS returns the absolute value of a number, while MOD calculates the modulus of a number. MAX and MIN return the maximum and minimum values in a range of cells, respectively. Finally, ROUND returns a number rounded to a given number of decimal places.